How a Spa Massage Can Help You with Depression

January 11th, 2018


Do you know 90% of illnesses result from depression alone? Depression becomes a growing health problem for most people now-a-days. Recent research shows that constant depression can suck your energy, hope and focus of your work at the workplace. It is like another chronic disease. Inadequate treatment can affect the healthy lifestyle with diseases like arthritis, asthma, heart disease and diabetes etc.

What is Massage?

A gentle pressing with arms, hands, fingertips and elbow on your body to treat physical and emotional problems.

“A Friendly Touch Can Do Wonders to Boost Your Well-Being”

How does massage help to relieve depression?

If your muscles and connective tissues become rigid, it causes pain and limits your movement. Massage helps to relieve tension in muscles and connective tissues.

Massage therapy can lower the cortisol hormone, which is responsible for depression and increases the serotonin hormone, which boosts anti-pain in the body. It also decreases depression and feeling of sadness.

It helps to improve blood circulation, eliminates sluggishness, joint pain, back pain, muscle aches and sleeping problems etc.,

What does massage involve?

Massage involves rubbing, stretching, and application of pressure to muscles of the body. Some involve acupuncture needles, warm stones or complex twisting poses.

Here are some massages which benefit you to get rid of depression:

Swedish massage: It involves long strokes of muscles and tissues with light or medium pressure. The massage pressure is customized according to the clientele requirement. It is purely for relaxation.

Benefits: Increased circulation, relaxes body and mind, flushes out the metabolic wastes, balances the blood pressure, etc.

Deep Tissue Massage: This massage is mainly for realigning deeper layer of the muscles. Here, the therapist applies more pressure strokes than in normal massage. This is mainly applied to the regions of tension and high pain.

Benefits: Reduces chronic pain, breaks scar tissues, stress relief etc.

Thai Massage: In this massage, therapist uses his/her hands, legs, feet and knees to position you in yoga-like postures. Thai massage gives both relaxation and revitalization to your mind and body.

Benefits: Decreases anxiety, improves energy level, reduces depression, reduces stress levels, balances the emotional level, improves concentration/focus, Detoxifies the body, helps in muscles relaxation, etc.

Reflexology: Here, therapist will apply pressure on the particular area of your feet that reflect particular system or organs in the body.

Benefits: Reduces Foot and Ankle Injury’s Pain, Alleviate symptoms of PMS and menopause, Eliminates Toxins, boosts the immunity system, unblocking sinus related issues, etc.

Aromatherapy massage: Therapist combines massage with essential oils (extracted from natural resources).

•Benefits: reduces Insomnia, Reduces stress, boosts your energy, relieves stress, eliminates back pain, etc.

If you’re one of those who experience depression or anxiety or stress, then massage can be an effective way to rejuvenate, revitalize your body and mind.